Strontium bromide

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Strontium bromide
CAS number 10476-81-ce N
PubChem 25302
ChemSpider 23635 YesY
EC number 233-969-5
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Molecular formula SrBr2
Molar mass 247.428 g/mol (anhydrous)
355.53 g/mol (hexahydrate)
Appearance white crystalline powder
Density 4.216 g/cm3 (anhydrous)
2.386 g/cm3 (hexahydrate)
Melting point 643 °C (1,189 °F; 916 K)
Boiling point 2,146 °C (3,895 °F; 2,419 K)
Solubility in water 107 g/100 mL
Solubility soluble in alcohol
insoluble in ether
Crystal structure tetragonal[1]
Main hazards Corrosive
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., water Health code 3: Short exposure could cause serious temporary or residual injury. E.g., chlorine gas Reactivity code 1: Normally stable, but can become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures. E.g., calcium Special hazard OX: Oxidizer. E.g., potassium perchlorateNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Related compounds
Other anions strontium fluoride
strontium chloride
strontium iodide
Other cations Beryllium bromide
Magnesium bromide
Calcium bromide
Barium bromide
Radium bromide
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Strontium bromide is a chemical compound with a formula SrBr2. At room temperature it is a white, odorless, crystalline powder. Strontium bromide burns bright red in a flame test. It is used in flares and also has some pharmaceutical uses.

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  1. ^ R. L. Sass et al. (1963). "The crystal structure of strontium bromide". J. Phys. Chem. 67 (12): 2862. doi:10.1021/j100806a516.